Can you guarantee that I see the sunrise?
Weather conditions can be tricky in the higher elevations of Bali and unfortunately, we can never predict clouds or sunshine. On some days, the clouds may block the sunrise over the ocean, but we guarantee, the view will still be amazing.
Guests who have made this trek on cloudy days overwhelmingly agree that the trek was still well worth it. the countryside and view remains spectacular, regardless of weather conditions.
Do we really need to hire a guide for this trek?
Yes. You will notice that most of the negative comments guests have of Mount Batur are those who tried to climb the volcano without a guide. It is legal to pay the entrance fee and climb the volcano on your own, but we do not advise this as the locals can become quite protective of the mountain.
If you do not choose to climb with Bali Trekking Exploration, we advise you choose another licensed and experienced guide operator.
Can we camp on Mount Batur?
Yes. Camping is a fun way to experience Mount Batur and we have a trek specifically for those who want to camp. The only experience better than climbing to this spectacular sunrise is waking up to it in the morning. Go here to learn more about our camping package………………..
Will the water in the hot springs make me sick?
No. There are no health hazards associated with the hot springs, but if you have a medical condition which may be affected by the minerals in the natural springs, please exercise good judgement while bathing. We advise that you check with your doctor first.
Under no circumstances, do not drink the water under any circumstances.
Are children allowed in the hot springs?
Yes, but with adult supervision only. Please watch your children at all times.
What happens if I get hurt?
Please see our safety policy above. If you get hurt, our guides are trained to assess the situation and if you need to get evacuated, we will notify the mountain rescue team immediately. Your best of kin will be notified and we help to take care of any other details to insure your safe return to your hotel.
Will there be a lot of other trekkers?
It is likely there may be other groups trekking Mount Batur and bathing in the hot springs the same time as you. Our guides have been climbing this volcano for over eleven years and know all the trails and viewing points that have the fewest crowds and best scenery.
What if I’m afraid of heights?
We do not recommend any mountain trekking for those who have a serious fear of high places. If your fear is moderate and controllable, our guides will help ease you along and take you through the areas where you are most comfortable. Please consider that Mount Batur is 1717 meters above sea level.